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A Little Story About a Monstrous Mess II

Publication | 2014-01-07 at 0:00

Greenpeace has witnessed and documented a huge, black plume of wastewater, on the surface of the sea neighboring China's Wubao Dyeing Industrial Zone, which is estimated to cover an area equal to 50 Olympic swimming pools and was easily spotted...

A Little Story About a Fashionable Lie

Publication | 2014-02-17 at 21:00

A new investigation by Greenpeace International has found a broad range of hazardous chemicals in children's clothing and footwear produced by eight luxury fashion brands.

Dirty Laundry 2

Publication | 2011-08-23 at 10:54

Research commissioned by Greenpeace has revealed that clothing and certain fabric-based shoes sold internationally by major clothing brands are manufactured using nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs). NPEs – chemicals used to stabilize mixtures of oil...

A family secret you can't dust off

Publication | 2012-08-07 at 15:19

To gauge the level of exposure of the Chinese public to hazardous chemicals in household environments, and better understand the potential for household dust to contribute to such exposure, in March and April, Greenpeace collected dust from a...

A Little Story About a Monstrous Mess

Publication | 2013-12-17 at 0:00

Greenpeace has investigated the hazardous chemical residues present in children’s clothing. A set of 85 clothing items from Zhili Town of Huzhou in Zhejiang Province and Shishi in Fujian Province - two large production bases for children’s...

Toxic Threads 2

Publication | 2013-01-23 at 3:00

How textile manufacturers are hiding their toxic trail. A new investigation by Greenpeace International has found a wide range of hazardous substances in the effluent of communal wastewater treatment plants from two industrial zones in China, as...

Little Monsters: A Field Guide to Hazardous Chemicals

Publication | 2014-01-28 at 21:00

These Little Monsters can be found lurking in our kid's clothes, escaping from factories, travelling through our waterways and causing mischief all over the world. Learn all about these scary beasts, their terrible traits and their horrific...

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: The Cost for the Planet

Publication | 2016-11-01 at 7:00

Following the global recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Greenpeace, alongside the OekoInstitut, a research and consultancy institution based in Germany, has calculated the potential resource implications of dumping or destroying 4.3 million...

How Repairable is Your Mobile Device?

Publication | 2017-06-27 at 12:00

How repairable is your mobile device? Greenpeace teamed up with iFixit to assess the repairability of best-selling smart devices.

Exporting Harm: The High-Tech Trashing of Asia

Publication | 2006-08-14 at 12:27

This report reveals one of the primary reasons why action to date in the United States has been woefully inadequate. Rather than having to face the problem squarely, the United States and other rich economies that use most of the world's...

Swimming in Poison

Publication | 2010-08-25 at 6:00

A new Greenpeace study has revealed the widespread presence of hazardous chemicals in fish caught along the length of the Yangtze River. These chemicals are hazardous, persistent, and bio-accumulative, and have been banned or restricted in EU...

Chemicals Calling for Priority Action

Publication | 2010-07-27 at 6:00

According to a 2009 government inventory, there are over 45,000 chemicals in use in China right now, many of which are potentially dangerous. Greenpeace East Asia conducted a preliminary analysis of this inventory to identify the most potentially...

Poisoning the Pearl: addendum

Publication | 2009-12-03 at 7:00

An addendum containing information on correspondence between Greenpeace East Asia and Dongguan Cheong Ming, one of the companies mentioned in the main report, Poisoning the Pearl.

Poisoning the Pearl River: 1st Edition

Publication | 2009-10-28 at 7:00

An investigation into industrial water pollution in the Pearl River Delta.

Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics

Publication | 2007-04-03 at 6:00

Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics

Recycling of electronic wastes in China and India

Publication | 2005-08-17 at 13:03

Recycling of electronic wastes in China and India: workplace and environmental contamination

Toxic Tech - Puling the plug on dirty electronics

Publication | 2005-05-24 at 5:20

The world is consuming more and more electronic products every year. This has caused a dangerous explosion in electronic scrap (e-waste) containing toxic chemicals and heavy metals that cannot be disposed of or recycled safely. But this problem...

Toxic Threads

Publication | 2012-11-20 at 10:00

Greenpeace International has commissioned a new investigation that delves even further into the hazardous chemicals used in the production of high street fashion.

Dirty Laundry 3

Publication | 2012-03-21 at 1:00

New research commissioned by Greenpeace International shows that residues of the hazardous chemicals nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) – used in textile manufacturing – remain in many clothing items sold by major international clothing brands and,...

A Little Story About the Monsters In Your Closet

Publication | 2014-01-14 at 12:00 4 comments

A new investigation by Greenpeace has found a broad range of hazardous chemicals in children’s clothing and footwear across a number of major clothing brands, including fast fashion, sportswear and luxury brands.

Heavy metals and other hazardous chemicals discharged in China river

Publication | 2010-09-02 at 6:00

Greenpeace investigated a Shenzhen plant (Shenzhen Resources) that specializes in the treatment of various wastes, which are then discharged into the Dongbao River. However, the results indicate that the plant is failing to adequately remove...

Poisoning the Pearl River: 2nd Edition

Publication | 2010-01-19 at 11:24

In October 2009, Greenpeace published a report entitled “Poisoning the Pearl: An investigation into industrial water pollution in the Pearl River Delta”, where we sampled and analysed effluents from the discharge pipes of five manufacturing...

Silent Giants

Publication | 2009-10-13 at 6:00

An investigation into corporate environmental information disclosure in China reveals that top Chinese and overseas companies are flouting a new environmental regulation. Meanwhile industrial water pollution remains one of China's key...

Toxic Tech - Chemicals in Electronics

Publication | 2005-05-23 at 18:00

The dangerous chemicals in electronic products: Electronic products are a complex mixture of several hundred components, many of which contain heavy metals and hazardous chemicals. These dangerous substances cause serious pollution and put...

"Cadmium rice": heavy metal pollution of China's rice crops

Publication | 2014-04-24 at 14:50 1 comment

Greenpeace East Asia sampled soil and rice crops in villages close to a cluster of heavy metals smelters in Hunan Province, an area that ranks first in rice output and among the top five in nonferrous metals production. Testing and analysis of...

Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics

Publication | 2011-11-09 at 17:04

We just released a new version of the Guide to Greener Electronics. This time ranking 15 gadget and electronics companies on energy, greener products and sustainable operations. HP takes the lead at 5.9 out of a possible 10 points, followed by...

Dirty Laundry

Publication | 2011-07-13 at 9:00

A new investigative report from Greenpeace, 'Dirty Laundry', profiles the problem of toxic water pollution resulting from the release of hazardous chemicals by the textile industry in China. The investigations focuses on two facilities that were...

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